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in the last three years that has served the parking. this was a small temporary use. there was a temporary use of that allowed for short-term working for patrons. we just heard yesterday from -- oi think we need to deal with te third floor addition. i would ask to the senate administrator to let us hold for a week a two to figure out a good way to save the corner of the addition. there is no other property that is affected by the third floor addition. because of the buildings is 100% lot coverage, there is no rear yard. this really heights the third floor addition from all vantage points. this does not impact the light -- >> thank you. the public hearing is closed. >> this is like a lot of things in san francisco, this is on- street. we have cupertino of electric in san francisco. i am a friend of parking. we really appreciate your testimony. when we hear testimony from those who don't believe they will have cars in the future, you might agree. we have to look at the specific use. there has been a lot of garages that of closed over the years because you don't service cars as often as you do. t
commercial district in which only 1000 square feet are being used for commercial space. this project feels more in line with a residential development than a neighborhood commercial development in the fact that less than 10% of the space is being used for commercial space and the rest is being used for essential space. the analogy that came to my mind is that had houses are not considered part of an existing building, and yet, they are allowed to take up 10% of a rough area. here you have a neighborhood commercial development, in which commercial space is less than 10%. the highest and best use for this project we feel would be that the total ground-floor be used for commercial space and other spaces be used accordingly. but in regards to revenue, we look at this project and whether it would be better for the city to generate revenue in its current state or in its proposed state, and we found that the parking tax staying at 25% of gross revenue, the its current state generates 5% more revenue than is proposed -- and its proposed project, and also the fact that the propo
as a matter of right, including entertainment news, residential use, etc. what is being requested is a stop gap use since other kinds of tenants are not interested at this moment. if you need to find out why, there is an agent for commercial properties here tonight to can discuss it. as you know, the preservation element of your general plan encourages owners not to leave historic buildings like this vacant. the parking user today is a well-known parking operator as a tenant. that tenant has every incentive to keep this historic building from further deteriorating. this temporary use does address current problems that all of us hope will be temporary. for budget reasons, caltrans and muni have reduced services to this area. transportation people have told us that when giants fans want to go from montgomery station to the ballpark, they are often taking part to civic center or beyond to make sure the can get on the train, just standing room to get to the ballpark. that is not a very efficient use of bart. in five years, the area will have a new transportation hub in the trans bay t
into a refinery and we can use it again. they do oil changes and sell it anyway, so now they know when a ticket to a. hal>> to you have something you want to get rid of? >> why throw it away when you can reuse it? >> it can be filtered out and used for other products. >> [speaking spanish] >> it is going to be a good thing for us to take used motor oil from customers. we have a 75-gallon tank that we used and we have someone take it from here to recycle. >> so far, we have 35 people. we have collected 78 gallons, if not more. these are other locations that you can go. it is absolutely free. you just need to have the location open. you are set to go. >> so it's a tremendous honor to be here today. we've got a tremendous program for you. this is our annual black history month kickoff. it was started many, many years ago. dr. carter g. woodson had participated in the founding of black history month. he was involved in the group known as the oh, -- association for the study of african-american life and history. the local chapter of that group is what is now known as the african-american cultural an
because i put them out of order. we start with temperature, it used to be called the global warming, we say climate change today. this is warming. that is an inexorable single focused direction we have seen from the models. we see a lot about a minimum verses maximum temperatures. nighttime temperatures have an impact on what happens with snowpack in the evening and that has an impact on how quickly snow melts when it gets going during the day. we have seen a significant increase in the past 20 years as opposed to a maximum temperatures where we have seen not much of a trend. also the effects of elevation, these are very important to us. precipitation, that is our bread and butter. what form does it fall into a range versus no, how much of it falls? the timing of precipitation. these are critical factors that are engaged in such work. the variability is where our vulnerability is come. this includes drought, storm intensity. what is the severity of drought in the future? how much worse will storms get in the future? what will this mean for water quality? of course, there is a sea level
, i already -- we already filed -- renewed the conditional use on the 2003 and also they sent us a letter saying it expired and we already extended what the -- for the conditional use. so -- and they sent me the -- i'm showing something right here. they sent us the email and then approved it sixth months for us to submit a site permit and we did, ok? i have one of the files -- because the original is not clear. i talked to the building department. they're saying that they don't have the building permit but that's not true. because i have the building permit with me. so because they didn't issue us a new permit number while we redo the conditional use. that's why the permit is turned 1998. president goh: can you turn that -- we can't -- 180 degrees. thank you. >> so, and also i talked to the planning because we submitted right on the time what they give us at that time. so when i talk to the planning, they're saying that we didn't submit the right plan because every plan is the same but that's not true. because i have three submittals. because planning told me they only received o
, -- this is not the bleach you buy at your store, and it has a big role. it protects public health. however, its primary use for us is disinfection. disinfection of drinking water and also the treatment of water. it is also used for odor control in our waste water collection system. so it will be this last piece that i will be focusing the discussion on today. this was question a lot in the media, so i will talk about that in one piece. i should note that it is one of the many methods that we used to combat odor in waste water. so where do we use this? on the charts year, about 50% of the sodium hypochlorite is used for disinfecting water. about 30% is used for disinfecting and treating waste water, and the remaining amount is used for over control -- odor control. it is not the only chemical we use. we also use peroxide and a ferriss solution -- ferous -- ferrous solution. they are cite specific. this is basically from where the odors are coming from. you want to know what this costs. that is what you are looking at there. while the total chemical addition has gone down, you will note that for sodium hypoc
't use violence against his people. does it show how little leverage the u.s. has in yemen now? >> reporter: we are seeing more and more the past few weeks, it looks as though the u.s. has more leverage. we saw a comment from the president in the last few weeks saying the u.s. shouldn't meddle. foreigners shouldn't intervene in the affairs there. there was a call between john brennan, the assistant to the president for homeland security. he was there telling yemen president they were praising him for his initiative and make sure they protect the protesters there. they agreed to that. today, you are seeing a crackdown, again. this is worrying to the u.s. there should be dialogue in yemen. the president is saying there should be. but we are seeing more and more violence in the streets. >> joining us live from abu dabi. that you know for that. >>> a critical and dangerous situation is going on right now with two nuclear plants damaged by the massive quake in japan. to make a bad situation worse, an explosion at one of them today. we have the latest coming up. [ male announcer ] 95
on passive heating and cooling, instead of using the archaic methods overpower -- method of steam loops. president vietor: thank you. hello, sir. >> good afternoon. president vietor: congratulations on the power plant. >> thank you. president vietor: you worked hard on that. >> and this would really make my day complete, moving this along. i have been on the power plant taskforce since its inception, and i think that is 11 years now. we pushed hard, and we got the first electric resource plan, an ordinance that made both the department of the environment and the puc -- which was adopted in 2002. since then, we have been encouraging either side or all sides to keep it up. things have changed. the recommendations that were made in 2002 were in some ways very aggressive and in some ways were not, and for the most part, i think it had to do with that we gain a lot of knowledge as we move through life, and, certainly, at this point, this report is not a directive, per se. it is an outline. it identifies so many challenges and gives a so many potential solutions -- and did so many poten
with the department of environment and we are recycling oil. thank you. we can go into a refinery and we can use it again. they do oil changes and sell it anyway, so now they know when a ticket to a. hal>> to you have something you want to get rid of? >> why throw it away when you can reuse it? >> it can be filtered out and used for other products. >> [speaking spanish] >> it is going to be a good thing for us to take used motor oil from customers. we have a 75-gallon tank that we used and we have someone take it from here to recycle. >> so far, we have 35 people. we have collected 78 gallons, if not more. these are other locations that you can go. it is absolutely free. you just need to have the location open. you are set to go. [music] [applause] good afternoon, everybody. thank you for joining us today. the first thing i will ask you to do is put your hands together in front of our heart and bow slightly and say nanasta it means the good in me greets the good in all of you. who knows where is this is from? india. today we are sharing an form. we are members of the dance company based here in
remember my grandmother cooking all of the great new year food. it brought us together but it was also an opportunity to share our culture with others, bring more unity among all of our communities. half the lunar new year to everyone and let's unite our communities together. thank you. [applause] >> good evening, my name is carmen chu. i will keep my message brief. i want to wish everyone a happy lunar new year. again, this is a time that is important to many of merit -- asian-american families because of the importance of bringing together family. i think we can all replicate this, the matter what community we live in. so i want to say happy new year. [speaking chinese] [applause] >> good evening. [speaking korean] in the new year, may have much good luck and fortune. new year's was a time for my family to get together and build community but also to reflect on the previous year, what challenges lie ahead of us. today at the board of supervisors, we recognized black history month. for me, that is always a reflection of the work of people that have come before us so that we can be whe
history. using archival images and artifacts, had designed 16 intricately woven tapestries that are inviting of significant events that shaped the hospital and the community over time. a >> it attracts a lot of visitors, and they are all and all - -in aw -- in awe over the variety of mediums used. >> i think we have given the city of san francisco and the residents an incredible art collection. it really encourage people to come and visit the new facility, also to see the arts. >> for more information, visit sfartscommisis >> welcome. we are here doing our building san francisco tour. we're going to have a very interesting tour of elevators in sanford cisco. we have all gotten into an elevator, the doors have closed, and it has carried us to our destination. have you ever wondered how elevators were -- work? we check out the need outside the elevator using current technology and we learn about the latest destination elevated technology all here in san francisco. we will also visit the machinery where all the behind- the-scenes gears control these incredible machines. we are
a street. we need to share that with the students and make sure they are aware of it, to use public transit and use the shuttle. and if they drive, used parking off-street. any questions? president olague: as we close public comment, there will be commissioners with questions. any additional public comment? >> thank you, president olague. manny flores. a couple of project that recently broke ground -- president olague: this is about the business school, but we will get to public comment. is there any more public comment regarding the business school? if so, please come -- >> good afternoon. i used to be a student at holt international business school. i wanted to let you know how this will actually work. we usually focus on mba's. we have an mba that is in one single year. students spend most of their time in school. they leave sometime around 6:00, 7:00, or 8:00 p.m.. we actually spend most of our time inside the school. every four months, we have different locations in the world. they can rotate to the different places and get to get a little bit of international experience. their only he
behind. none of us knowing where exactly we are headed. and this is also a new poem. it's potentially the title of my next poetry collection. i read a lot about religion being raised catholic. this is called just like jesus. if i get struck down by thunder. just like jesus. i want childhood to be, evading teen angst. always. i want to encourage and motivate just like jesus. few literates could conquer. simply by having faith, i want to arouse. make you believe there's a god above watching over us. without scientific explanation. i want to cast out your demons. liberate your oppressed soul. bring back lost friends. just like jesus, be a shameless pervert while with the possibility of sexism and paternal. just like jesus, i want to hear the voice of my farther. bask in the stars, this is not an end but a beginning. a sepia tone of martarism. i want my engage capturred. to frame the minds of ignorants. while blindly following leaders. i want to be nestled, half naked against your chest. claiming your spirit when you come. with the promise of salvation. i simply want to life before i die.
on the many, many contributions of african-americans in this city and how each of us has changed the gee graval and cultural landscape of this city. how fitting that we celebrate black history month today, which is also the same as lunar new year and also an opportunity -- opportunity to reflect on the diversity of this city and how happy we are to be in a city which is so inclussive. so without forth delay i would like to welcome you on behalf of mator's office of neighborhood services. mayor lee will be joining us later. with the invocations, we would like to invite pastor stacey kerns. >> good amp. let us pause for a moment to invite the presence of god. shall we pray together? god, our help in ages past, our hope in years to come, we invite your holy presence to bless this celebration of african-american history month. we give up thanks and praise for the legacy, the creativity, the genius and contributions of african-american people everywhere. we pray that you would strengthen this organization and strengthen all organizations that support telling the story of black history. and so
. representatives of united paragon and other companies involved in the executive park will be involved with us and a couple of weeks. i know there is a lot of concern, and keeping business in san francisco. i was very happy to hear that mayor lee has proposed to limit the payroll tax. they had been san francisco -- correct me if i am wrong, it is around $300 million that contributes to the budget of san francisco per year. we can find ways to eliminate that spending. it was good to hear that there is thought along those ways. commissioner fong: it seems we had a similar week. i met with neighbors on the project as well as to a tour of the executive park. going out and seeing the proposed project has been beneficial. commissioner miguel: i have met with people regarding heights street as well as a coalition of groups. basically a chinatown haughty- line extension -- t-line extension and social equity projects. it was very enlightening. commissioner antonini: you tweaked my memory. i met with groups on lansing in the last week. thank you. >> commissioners, we can move forward to the directors' r
or not these permits were issued pursuant to the conditional use authorization and that's what we need to determine here. so those facts go into our legal question. so for that reason, i would move to continue in order to -- vice president garcia: if you don't mind, i have a comment. >> i'm sorry. i'm finished. vice president garcia: it's an unfortunate situation that there could be elements of a permit but regardless of whether it comes under the c.u. or not that don't have the normal levels of review. i feel rather strongly that is what is consistent with the charter. that it's been identified before this body, issues like that. i would think mr. junius would be concerned with that because we works both sides of the beat. he's been here representing an lantz and he's here representing permit holders. i think what attorney for requester is saying is not that this doesn't come under the permit for the c.u. but that it's not totally related to what the c.u. was required. what was required in order to get a c. u.? a c.u. was needed because a dwelling unit merger was taking place that needs a c.u. but
is on the way from the u.s. and other countries. with so many roads damaged, the challenge will be getting all of that aid to the people who need it. more than 200 aftershocks have jolted japan since the quake hit, and some of them quite powerful. several happened near a nuclear plant where one reactor has been overheating since friday's earthquake. >> officials say an explosion there involved an outer building, not any of the reactors. people living within 12 miles of the plant have been told to evacuate. before nightfall, more than 3,000 people were rescued across the country. the death toll has topped 900. and officials now fear it could grow higher. we're getting new video in from japan and it really is something to watch. take a look. >> ireporter aaron sent this to us. he was attending a college graduation at a theater in tokyo when the earthquake hit. the theater roof collapsed, but aaron and many others were able to get out, and we hope to talk to aaron lace live as soon as we're able to get a connection with him. so stay with us for his story to match some of those remarkable images.
utilities commission and the rate-payers by using the local ground water in place for irrigation or for increased daylighting. there are multiple opportunities for saving money. climbing change, thoughts climate change, urban forestry. -- climate change, urban forestry. this is not in my opinion just about mitigating flooding. the opportunities also in terms of the community engagement is also mapping the stakeholders. the stakeholders include multiple city agencies as well as residents and to the various ngo's. what we really need is a city- wide vision for the watershed and using it as a device, a framing device so that multiple decisions -- when we talk about the seven-foot by that is going in, what that pike has done is it is predicated a planning effort for the western sections of chavez such that we have a low drought tolerance landscaped going on on top of a flood plain. that does not compute. there is this function in that we are not actually speaking to the various entities, the various city agencies within this number frame of this particular watershed. i think that thi
arriving in tokyo within the past 24 or so is martin savidge. he's joining us now by phone. last time john spoke with you, you were trying to make your way from tokyo on a flight to get somewhere north of there. how are you doing? where are you? >> well, you know what, we're still trying to do the same thing, fred. we've just gotten into vans and we're going to make our way to the domestic airport. and it is hoped from there that we catch a plight in about maybe two hours. this will be a domestic flight that might take us db leapfrog us 150, 200 miles north. as you know the roads and of course the rail system is out up in that region. so what we're trying to do is fly as far as we can north and we still know we're eventually going to have to go on road and probably take hours after that point. so that's the point. right now, though, as you said, it is very early in the morning here in japan and it is going to be a critical day of the rescue effort really being ramped up. it ramped up yesterday and it will be more so today as they continue to flpluck them from t rooftops. two natural disast
and women of the u.s. c services. i very much appreciate the support today and i would like to recognize dan branch to get the executive director for the contributions to put this together. now for the core of today's event. the united nations estimates indian ocean piracy costs 5 to $7 billion annually. though there are only a few attacks that make news they still occur on a daily basis as the tragedy proved last month with the deaths of four american hostages. parts are increasingly resilient, bold and adaptive free fighting tactics by implementing -- increasing manpower through recruitment. the real question is how can the global community meet this evolving fret be on the horn of africa. looking at numbers as much as $238 million in 2010, which was roughly $5.5 million. to enter these questions about piracy we have assembled a panel of the steamed experts who delivered a brief opening remarks and answer your questions. i will introduce four of them to you now. to my right terence mcknight has commanded numerous ships for the u.s. navy as well as multiple assignments on land for the up th
. they'll include stan grant in tokyo for us, kyung lau is in sendai, anna coren is there as well. elise labatt watching things for us in washington, d.c. and josh levs. we're keeping a close eye on sendai, japan, a city of about a million people now in tatters. cnn international correspondent anna coren has had a tough time getting there, actually. but she's there now live with an update on the ground. anna, what can you tell us? >> reporter: well, already it's pretty quiet here in sendai at the moment. the city is quite deserted. i think many people are just trying to get out. a lot of sendai has been blacked out as far as power and water goes. there are pockets which are up and running from where we are. the majority of the city, it is out. so people are wanting to get out. they're leaving the city. they have been a number of of shocks as well. a tsunami warning is still in place over much of the east coast of japan. so people wanting to get out, wanting to get away from the coastline that has brought so much pain and suffering the last couple of days. >> and what are supplies like th
pitch black. there are a lot of streets with all sorts of debris. us a move closer to the north you can see where the water may have been two or three inches and became four or five or six feet. one car was literally spiked into a fence as if it was skewered. we haven't been up in this region in the daylight. >> kelly: based on what you've seen and what you just described as getting cold and weather getting very cold right now, one thing comes to mind. fear and panic. how will the people avoid that. are they getting help to avoid that? >> reporter: they are but it's tough to get around to the people. you don't know about the fear and panic because you can't get to them physically. it's important to get search and rescuers to them tomorrow. >> kelly: that is adam housley laying it out in what the people are facing. >> jamie: and it's a scramble as they try to deal with the damaged nuclear power plants, the government is declaring a state of atomic power emergency. it's asking russia to raise energy sfleismt was the scene at one of the country's major refineries, up in flames. the prime m
: for a check of the weather, let us turn to meteorologist, brian van aken. >> brian: 8 chance of rain and it is going to be confined to the north bay. a little bit of a quiet rain-a chance. otherwise, partly /mostly cloudy. some breaks of sunshine temperatures and to the upper 50s and low 60s. not a particularly warm day. 58 and a san rafael. look for low 60s near the bay. 60s in the south bay, and the east bay. antioch, concord. 62 degrees. that rain, you can see that the forecast model is putting it into the north bay. this afternoon perhaps the wind shield wipers 32 times. significant rainfall later this week. the windshield wipers a couple of times today >> isabel: more of the tsunami coverage and how it impacted a small, north ccalifornia town. and it is still a bit overcast 60s. we will be back. ñ >> isabel: 7:10. this is video from pacifica. in anticipation of the tsunami that was traveling at the speed of an airplane. and beaches, peers were closed off. and low lying areas were voluntarily evacuated but no damage. in the pacific beach, the creek high was open. with waves only
growing concern about the bombing of rebel-held areas by gaddafi's forces, there are voices in the u.s. and europe calling for the rebels to be armed to directly. it sounds simple, but history offers plenty of cautionary tales. in a moment, we will hear whether senator john mccain thinks it is a good idea. >> what i am calling for is a greater access for the libyan opposition forces for weaponry. >> there is no guarantee that by helping these people, you necessarily bring about a more democratic outcome or more desirable outcome. >> the question is, what kind of arms with a supply? whom would supply them? britain session -- britain's special forces may have suffered a setback last week in libya. but the momentum is still building in the west for military intervention of some kind, including perhaps arm the rebels. in libya, repeated bombing by government warplanes around the rebel-held oil town of ras lanuf marks colonel gaddafi's drive in his country. opposition forces are determined, but still lack a clear organization or command structure. the worst violence was reported near tripol
use department by department. department by department, our report is due in march. >> ab32, how does this fit into our action plans? >> this is not explicitly addressed in the department of climate action plan. it does have an impact on all of our operations because we are emitters. we have been participating at the air resources board where the regulation implementing the directives are being established and the power enterprise is interested and focused on the electrical sector working group at the california air resources board. we are happy to report on that. cap and trade is a big piece end of our standard compliance is a big piece of that regulatory effort. we are scheduled to report on those issues. >> that would be great. it seems that there should be from the climate change perspective, a place for ab32 in the planning. >> the ordinance that established the department a climate action plans gives the responsibility for the content of those plants in the hands of the department of the environment. we can certainly raise that issue all departments follow a template and this es
and they have it under control. in the meantime, we have the former u.s. ambassa doron japan. >> from our perspective. japan is a close friend and alley but a buyer of our treasury note bonds. we have 38,000 military personnel and 48,000 family members and 5,000 civilian department employees. >> there are more americans stationed in japan than anywhere else in the world. we have a huge american presence there. we have a lot of assets there that can be brought to bear in this tragedy that can be helpful. >> apparently they are taking us up on it. the criticism, whether out of japanese pride. but this time they are taking up the help. >> we had the same problem with katrina. they don't expect to be on the other end of it . when they are on the other upon end, sometimes there is friction. we exercise together for this eventuality . when i was in tokyo. they are still doing those exercises. civilian and military components there in japan. you are seeing the result of that practice and experience of the situation. >> you know the country well and tokyo is not earthquake proof but it is earthqu
earthquake will do to japan's fragile economy and the global markets. here in the u.s. despite the japan's stock index tumbled almost 180 points closing just minutes after the earthquake hit. >> tom: we spoke with our correspondent in tokyo. and began by asking lucy craft what's the initial assessment of damage to businesses and industry in japan. >> companies hit quite hard. sony, hond on, toyota, the major auto makers have a lot of factories up in northeastern japan. there's been a range of damage to these companies. so those factories will be kind of knocked out of operation for various amounts of time. fortunately, the northeastern area of japan is very sparsely populated. this is -- if you compare this to the kobe earthquake of 16 years ago, it accounts for a much smaller amount of gdp. >> reporter: what have you learned about the damage to the trainl systems and infrastructure? >> we haven't heard about the damage to the train system which is a major source of transportation here. when you talk about energy, though, it's a whole different ball of wax, and there's a lot of different
prepared for us. we have benefited from convening a green tech committee, together with the task force, to shape and better develop the recommendations coming out of the rocky mountain institute report, and we have had many participation opportunities along the way. the plan really recognizes that we have limited control here in san francisco over the electric decision making, over the electric supply. we provide, the city and county of san francisco self provides, and that makes up about 15% of the electricity. what is left over is provided by pg&e and other direct-access providers. pg&e has control over the distribution system, and together with translate table, they are the sole providers of transmission services to san francisco -- and together with transbay. with treasure island, as the caretaker facility, we are responsible for distribution and transmission there. they really pre-empt what we can do about controlling the decision making that pg&e has for providing electric service here in san francisco. we have a very strong role. having said that, achieving some of our roles for
will be coming to us. that is exactly in line with what we want to present to you today. we will be circulating among you with copies of petitions that we have gathered over the last week and a half. there were 3000 signatures on these, and those of you that led the band in copies don't get all of them. they kept coming in after we stop copying. there are things that we called for. look at that. i like that. you look at the things that we think you can start doing now. that kind of commitment you can make to the school community now that you have information about the rainy day fund coming to you. look at the last one on the list. you now are getting the money, make the commitment that the layoffs will be rescinded. not just the teacher layoffs, but 194 people who make very little money that are right now in jeopardy of those layoffs. there are no cuts to schools sites. as the budget is being restored, keep in mind what happens. there are a few schools that have carefully stocked their cupboards over the years and still have some antiquated paper and pictures of dwight eisenhower and things lik
. everything else is the little stuff. we wish japan well and in a weird way we thank them for bringing us back to reality. we are there, good day. >> hello eeverybody. i am uma live in washington. america's news headquarters. just when japan thought it couldn't get worse fears surface of a melt down after an explosion in the nuclear power plant in the northeast. the death tollcontinue to rise with entire towns missing. david piper, what is the latest on the struggling nuclear plant that is taking place there? >> well, earlier in the day there was a large explosion and the japanese government said it destroyed the walls that are encircling the nuclear reactor but didn't break the metal consuming tower that protects the reactor from escaping. from what we are hearing at this time, workers are pouring sea water on the reactor to try to cool it down. but at the same time we are hearing reports that 190 people are suffering from radiation sickness and there are reports that there has been some release in the air at this time. the japanese government increased the raduous around the plant to protect
an established communication system using sign language. third girl: well, i have been able to listen and speak, and to me, that's the greatest thing in the world. narrator: these individuals have a genetic disorder called usher syndrome. each was born with hearing loss, often complete deafness, and all have retinitis pigmentosa, a condition that causes slow, progressive loss of vision. the typical case, ok, is one, a son or a daughter, originally diagnosed as having a hearing loss and then eventually within several years later, usually as a preteen or teen, diagnosed with the retinitis pigmentosa, and the family is thunderstruck because there's nobody else in the family with a hearing loss. there's nobody else in the family with any kind of visual problems other than grandma, who had cataracts. so, how could this happen? narrator: paul molloy has usher syndrome. he is profoundly deaf and legally blind. he and his wife, who is also deaf, have two children who are hearing and sighted. paul lives on long island and commutes daily to manhattan, where he works at columbia university. paul learned h
're following right now. the japanese ambassador to the united states. he is here with us. you heard the story. let me repeat it, mr. ambassador, because i know you speak for the japanese government. a meltdown may be under way at one of fukushima's daiichi nuclear power reactors. an official with japan's nuclear and industrial safety agency told cnn. quhak you tell us about this, mr. ambassador? >> chief cabinet secretary of japan has made an announcement in the press conference about this issue. there was a concern about this reactor. we have confirmed that there was a blow-up. it was not a blow-up of reactor, nor container. it was a blow-up of the outer building. so there was no leakage of radioactive material. we are now trying to cope with the situation by putting water into that -- >> saltwater. >> yeah, saltwater into the reactor and there are some other issues with other reactors as well. which needs also an injection of water or taking up vapor, because of increasing pressure into the container. and we're now working on it. >> but is it fair to say, mr. ambassador, that a meltdown may
but unequal. it is understates rights -- is under states' rights. after lincoln had freed us from slavery, they instituted this law, separate but equal, and the state had sanctioned it. but everything there was, even when they had things that were federal, they would put a rope up, and the white people would be on one side, and the black people on the other side. i prayed. i'm a baptist. i hope was that the people would hear about the injustices. [applause] >> thank you very much for giving us those highlights. we want to move to a different era in this nation's history, when those signs are no longer present, but their presence is felt. with that, i turned t to bryonn bain. >> i am supposed to perform a piece, but i just feel like i want to talk to you. can i bring the format and do that? is that ok? i am honored and humbled to be aired. i want to acknowledge the presence of my elders, ancestors who made it possible for me to be here today. i am away by -- the more i hear, the more i read, the more i research -- i was not doing anything nearly as courageous at 18 years old. looking back,
, evacuations were ordered for cities up and down the west coast. joining us by phone freelance reporter gavin blair. this is a massive quake. these images are frightening. tell us what happened. >> reporter: it was about 2:45 friday afternoon, the quake started, as many quakes that do hit japan started, didn't seem anything out of the ordinary. the situation became more violent. and the sways were going on longer and it became clear it was not a regular quake like the kind we experience a few times a month. >> sean: as we look at these images and the reports and stories and the tsunami that follows, you see this is it like we you in the middle of this feeling this? >> reporter: i was 300 terse, 200 miles away. i've been in japan -- 14 years and i've never experienced anything like this earthquakes are not unusual, but this was really different. people here are will drilled. it was different. people were diving under tables, getting into doorways and small rooms. it was terrifying. >> sean: even the aftershocks were powerful. >> reporter: they were going on through the night. i couldn't get ho
and president hu jintao. that was fantastic. while we were there, both of us did what we were supposed to do and what we could do and that is we met with every one we could about the business of our cities and in particular, i got to meet my very good friend, the commerce secretary i grew up with in seattle, washington and i applaud him for all of the money that they could possibly give us and we are already working on that and he said that china sf was one of the most integrated programs to ever -- innovative programs to come to the west coast. i got to meet the hud secretary and in the short time with all of the other mayors, we were able to talk about our building of housing at affordable housing and of the great partnership that we will have as the enrolls and has unrolled the federal homeless program at how that can match up with our program as well. we met with secretary -- and talk about job creation and discovered that we are working on linking up our community colleges and making sure that all of the students go to college but continue to get degrees so they don't drop out at the ra
agency. he joins us live from tokyo. what is the status of that system? >> reporter: we are really getting into unchartered territory here. the government called it a nuclear state of emergency. look at the chronology. we had the massive quake yesterday. then it shut down as they normally do in a situation like that. then it xexasperated it. the steam was coming off earlier. some radioactivity material was released with the steam. first it was a mile, then it was stretched to 10 kilometers. now it's doubled. they are talking 12 miles, 20 kilometers. this has continued to grow throughout the day. this nuclear radioactive material is detected in the area. some indication there may be melting down of fuel inside there. then the explosion. the explosion happened a few hours ago. four people were injured in that. we are waiting to hear what the extent of those injuries would be. then pushed 12 miles. also the defense to go in and ail the elderly people from the area away. the government had been saying the risk from the radioactivity is small but if you hear from various analysts, it do
this is not your usual schedule. so i want to thank you for indulging us in that way to be part of this discussion. i also share a similar concerns that were expressed by commissioners illic and commissioner borden. for me, it is not that comp i indicated -- complicated of a question. it is not even -- i'll keep it to five minutes. that is you know, when we heard from the residents of the tenderloin, it is about land use to me. this isn't -- not just purely a health care issue. that you had several -- many, obviously immigrant senior residents at tenderloin, many who acknowledge they have been living in the tenderloin for 10 years or more. filipino residents. chinese-american residents. elderly, some youth. very diverse population of people who are committed to staying and living in that community and they are concerned that they won't have access to an institution that is going to establish itself in an area that is adjacent to where they live. so i also want to understand the access issue to -- the charity care or to care. the -- that would be provided at this institution as it relates to the he
cities along the coast and cutting down forests. deforestation and other land-use accounts for a good chunk of greenhouse gas emissions on an average year. the interesting thing is even with all this destruction our natural systems are helping us out. our greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide specifically, the forests and oceans are taking up about half of what we are putting in the air on an average year. they are already on the job. that can give us a lesson about how much do we need to cut down? a simplistic look and a lot more detail on the background and preferences, those ideas of what we can do with this information. as i mentioned carbon dioxide and temperature tend to go up and down. some people might use that to wonder if it is natural and happens anyway why should we worry? i have a couple points. one is it may have been volcanoes emit in greenhouse gases in the mid cretaceous 100 years ago. looks like it might have been methane gas coming up from the ocean where we have trying to mine it simultaneously coming up spontaneously and creating problems, eating the environment and no
>> welcome to the board of education regular meeting. thank you for joining us this evening. roll call? >> [rollc all] -- [roll call] president mendoza: if you would like, join us for the pledge of allegiance. [pledge of allegiance] thank you. the approval of the board minutes, there is no approval tonight. the presentation on the superintendent's reports. >> last week we were forced to make ugly decisions that none of us enjoy. the potential layoff notices of over 400 of our employees. this is something that everyone on this board and in the community thinks is got awful. something that we should never have to do. even with that, we have to go through some of that because an order for us to request a portion of the city's rainy day fund, part of the requirement is that we have to demonstrate a need. this has given us more to demonstrate in terms of need but all the cuts they are bringing our way. i wanted to know that today, our mayor did introduce that they are going to move forward to give the school district the rainy day fund which i think is fabulous. we want to thank the bo
from south korea. u.s. military ships are delivering food and relief supplies and a british rescue team is scheduled to arrive on sunday with heavy lifting equipment and 150 rescue experts and search dogs from virginia and california are on their way to japan to help right now. >>> a few people have tested positive for radiation exposure according to a report on japanese public television. they were near a nuclear facility when something inside the plant exploded shortly after the earthquake. government officials say the reactor itself was not damaged. >>> and hawaii is moving to get federal funds to help rebuild in the aftermath of the tsunami. it struck the hawaiian islands early yesterday morning, sweeping maui's coast with six-foot waves, causing millions of dollars in damage. and hawaii's governor signed a state of disaster proclamation today. >>> and in california, governor jerry brown has declared a state of emergency in four counties. in crescent city, waves topped eight feet. in northern california, one man was killed when he was swept out to sea while taking pictures of the ts
to the northern quake zone and joins us now from near sendai, the city heavily damaged by the quake and tsunami. first off, describe the challenge of us of just trying to get to the disaster zone. >> reporter: well, the roads are completely blocked so one of the things that we've been looking for are the stories along the way as we try to make it up to the area that is hardest hit, that area hit by the tsunami, and we found one. this is a city called sirakawa and in this city there is a neighborhood where you can see some of the houses, it really does look like a small little community. you can see the three houses right here. what you can't see behind the three houses are eight houses. those eight houses, more than 24 hours ago, 25 hours ago when that earthquake struck, were completely buried by heavy land. there was a huge landslide, according to the people who live here. earth came sliding down and 25 hours later take a look over my right shoulder as we zoom in on what you're looking right there. heavy machinery digging. there are 13 people buried alive. there are children among the missing.
supervisor mar: the march 7, 2011, land use meeting. joining me is supervisor cohen and supervisor wiener. our clerk is -- clerk: items will appear on the march 15 board of superi answers agenda, as otherwise stated. -- the board of supervisors and agenda, unless otherwise stated. -- the board of supervisors' agenda. supervisor mar: i also want to thank sfgtv for televising us today. could you please read item number one? clerk: an ordinance amending the zoning map. >> the board of supervisors adopted the market octavia plan on the overhead. there were many amendments that were made, and as the market octavia plan moved, somewhere in the process, the lot outlined in block continued to show up, but it should be changed. in fact, that is the only item in your ordnance today under this item. those specific ones were changed. this is the market octavia plan with the board of supervisors, what they thought they did in 2008. supervisor mar: so this is just clearing that up? >> that is correct. supervisor mar: questions, colleagues? supervisor wiener? supervisor wiener: the property owner
president william millar. frank gaffney talks about the u.s. response to the civil war in libya. and a look at the problem of bullying in schools with francisco negron of the national school board association. >> video this morning courtesy of al-jazeera. this is the nuclear reactor in japan. according to the associated press, an explosion there destroyed a building housing the reactor. and also there are fears that it could melt down after being hit by the earthquake and tsunami there in japan. again, those reports saying that large amounts of radiation were coming out in the evacuation around the plant expanded. but officials didn't know how dangerous at this time the leak was to people. again that courtesy there from al-jazeera this morning of the plant. now, in related use, there are also reports this morning as far as those who are affected, 1,300 dead, 2,000 people in emergency shelters. as you see there, people waiting on top of buildings to be rescued by various means this morning. this courtesy of n.h.k. and also there and 50,000 emergency crews. we registered in findin
like to see some project with an adapted to use -- and adapted to use. >> it is the tendency to perhaps this project go back and think more about the challenges. it is important that we actively support the local businesses including not increasing the car and foot print. historic preservation is important to me. concerns about the adjoining neighbor's life, i would take issue with russell street. this building should not become overbearing parent of these units could probably pull in and little bit and not push the upper floor all the way to the perimeter of the building which i find objectionable in any stance. you hold back and create like a building which should be on top of a historic structure. there are lots of challenges including more submissions of drawings, size, information. i am prepared to make a motion that we continue this and ask for all of those comments to be considered including those in which the neighborhood associations must continue to really work and we want to hear that we work with each other to work this out. >> second. >> i was going to make a motion to cont
the core and fuel elements are actually exposed. he gives us a glimpse into what might have happened inside that nuclear plant at the time of the explosion. >> the temperatures start to build and then in a matter of several hours you can start to have the reactor experience a meltdown and other things could happen with these very high temperatures that could be as high as 5,000 degrees fahrenheit. for example, the zirconium that contains the fuel at those temperatures can spontaneously combust, catch fire. the water could generate hydrogen, and you might have fire and explosions. >>> another nuclear plant not far from the reactor that exploded alerted authorities that the cooling systems in three of the four reactors have failed. >>> now, at least 45 countries have now pledged rescue teams, supplies, and financial aid. japan has accepted offers of search and rescue teams. so far from australia, new zealand, south korea, and the united states. the u.s. has also sent navy ships to japan to help out with the relief. it's also helping with what president obama calls "lift capacity." heavy lifti
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